Alasdair - boys name

Alasdair name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 70%

Alasdair name meaning:

The name Alasdair is of Scottish origin and is derived from the Gaelic name "Alasdair," which itself is a variant of the Greek name "Alexandros." The name is composed of two elements: "Ala," meaning "defender" or "protector," and "sdair," meaning "man" or "warrior." Therefore, Alasdair can be interpreted to mean "defender of men" or "warrior protector."

Boys named Alasdair are often seen as courageous, strong, and reliable individuals who possess a natural instinct to protect and defend those around them. They are known for their loyalty and their willingness to stand up for what they believe in. Alasdair is a name that carries a sense of power and masculinity while also encompassing a nurturing and caring nature.

Overall, the name Alasdair represents a noble and valiant character, someone who is willing to go the extra mile to ensure the safety and wellbeing of others.

Origin: Gaelic

A Scottish Gaelic variant of Alexander from the Greek meaning defender of man.

Related names

Alexander , Alandair, Alasdair , Alastair , Alec , Alejandra , Alejandro , Alejo, Alek , Aleka, Aleko, Alekos, Aleksander , Aleksy, Alesandro, Alessandra , Alessandre, Alessandri, Alex , Alexa , Alexandra , Alexandrea, Alexandria , Alexandrina , Alexandro , Alexi , Alexia , Alexina , Alexine, Alexis , Alick, Alik, Alisander, Alissander, Alistaire, Alister , Alistir, Alixandra, Allissandre, Allistair, Allistir, Alsandair, Alsandare, Alyssandra, Alyx , Elke, Lexandra, Lexi , Lisandra, Olexa, Pip , Sacha , Sachenka, Sachka, Sande, Sandey, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra , Sandy , Sascha , Sasha , Xandra, Xandy

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Overall UK ranking: 1448 out of 4789

17 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (213)

Historical popularity of Alasdair

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